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denum

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Stumbled across a few bugs to shoot. First shot here was taken after I was given advice to change/try new camera settings by a fellow member. This shot has very appealing exposure to me.


Bee in a park

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Sony A6600 90mm macro f7.1 1/60sec ISO 200 Flash activated with diffuser​


I believe this is a carcass of a Red Dragon Fly nymph. Ants have taken refuge inside the hollow carcass after the dragon fly emerged. If this had been in better focus I think it would have been a great shot.

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Sony A6600 90mm macro f16 1/60sec ISO 400 Flash activated with diffuser​



Red Dragon Fly also known as Red-Veined Darter

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Sony A6600 70-200mm @200mm f/18 1/400 ISO 800​
 
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I think your photographs are godlike. I mean it! They are so good! But I think the editing could bring out more details and remove some stuff that detracts from the rest of the images. Have you used Topaz photo ai with Photoshop? Great programs both of them.
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Those are some interesting editing options you made. I like what you did with pic #2. I'll check out the apps you suggested. Thanks.
 
Cool shots, I especially like the bee!
 
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View attachment 276352I think your photographs are godlike. I mean it! They are so good! But I think the editing could bring out more details and remove some stuff that detracts from the rest of the images. Have you used Topaz photo ai with Photoshop? Great programs both of them.View attachment 276351View attachment 276349View attachment 276350

Woolsocks...so I decided to make some adjustments to the bee picture. I think you were right in that it needed a bit of burst in the color. A tad flat perhaps the way it was.

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Woolsocks...so I decided to make some adjustments to the bee picture. I think you were right in that it needed a bit of burst in the color. A tad flat perhaps the way it was.

Nice I agree it needed color. Looks Brill.

You didn't mention it so I thought maybe you missed it :p There is some weird color cast or shadow or light pollution
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. I'm not sure from what. Your flash if you used one. A light from somewhere else in the world. A casted shadow from a leaf or a stalk or something. There is a weird blue egg shape object. I cloned it out. I left a little bit of the blue stuff on the side. But I really didn't think it should be on top of the compound eye. If this is flower pollen and it's normal then LOL I don't know what to say.
 
Lovely shots, the bee is superb and great composition.
 
Nice I agree it needed color. Looks Brill.

You didn't mention it so I thought maybe you missed it :p There is some weird color cast or shadow or light pollutionView attachment 276376. I'm not sure from what. Your flash if you used one. A light from somewhere else in the world. A casted shadow from a leaf or a stalk or something. There is a weird blue egg shape object. I cloned it out. I left a little bit of the blue stuff on the side. But I really didn't think it should be on top of the compound eye. If this is flower pollen and it's normal then LOL I don't know what to say.
Where do you see a "weird blue egg shape object"? If you are referring to the oval highlight in the eye, that is normal and is a reflection of the diffuser. Any reflecting surface will show that highlight, in different shapes. You see it in the legs and the edge of the wing too in this pic. The color looks nearly white on my monitor.
 
Where do you see a "weird blue egg shape object"? If you are referring to the oval highlight in the eye, that is normal and is a reflection of the diffuser. Any reflecting surface will show that highlight, in different shapes. You see it in the legs and the edge of the wing too in this pic. The color looks nearly white on my monitor.

Indeed. I pointed out that this guy has no idea. I'm still absolutely gobsmacked that his 'advice' was taken seriously... 😬
 
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Where do you see a "weird blue egg shape object"? If you are referring to the oval highlight in the eye, that is normal and is a reflection of the diffuser. Any reflecting surface will show that highlight, in different shapes. You see it in the legs and the edge of the wing too in this pic. The color looks nearly white on my monitor.
You say it's normal with a flash and diffuser, but it's not natural.
Indeed. I pointed out that this guy has no idea. Was absolutely gobsmacked that his 'advice' was taken seriously... 😬
What? About bringing out more details?

I see your a supporting member. I should treat you with respect even when none is given.

I believe this is a carcass of a Red Dragon Fly nymph. Ants have taken refuge inside the hollow carcass after the dragon fly emerged. If this had been in better focus I think it would have been a great shot.

I replied that he could get it sharper. And then I told him he could do it with two programs.
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So you want me to believe that your monitor does not show a difference between the before and after image?

There is no halo. Sharpening brightens the pixels. Literally. To much sharpening creates halo's around objects. Do you see any? I don't. In fact I see a massive difference between the before and after. BUT ONLY IN TERMS OF EDITING. Everything else is his doing.

I hope I don't come across as defending myself. I only wanted to make myself clear.

But if I did not make myself clear then who would take me seriously next time.


Yes yes I know big man(avatar: Big arms), you won't ever take me seriously. - Just a little defending now. Hahaha.
 

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